Chicago takes on Boston after LaVine’s 45-point game

Boston Celtics (7-3, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (4-7, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago faces the Boston Celtics after Zach LaVine scored 45 points in the Bulls’ 130-127 loss to the Clippers.

Chicago finished 22-43 overall and went 14-20 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Bulls averaged 23.2 assists per game on 39.6 made field goals last season.

Boston finished 48-24 overall and 30-13 in Eastern Conference games during the 2019-20 season. The Celtics averaged 113.7 points per game last season, 18.6 on free throws and 37.7 from 3-point range.

The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.

INJURIES: Bulls: Ryan Arcidiacono: out (health and safety protocols), Tomas Satoransky: out (health and safety protocols), Lauri Markkanen: out (health and safety protocols), Otto Porter Jr.: day to day (back), Chandler Hutchison: out (self isolating).

Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Robert Williams III: out (health and safety protocols), Javonte Green: out (health and safety protocols), Semi Ojeleye: out (health and safety protocols), Tristan Thompson: out (health and safety protocols), Grant Williams: out (health and safety protocols), Kemba Walker: out (left knee), Jaylen Brown: day to day (health and safety protocols), Jayson Tatum: out (health and safety protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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